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  1. Re: cracked plaster ceilings/wallpapered ceilings

    To repair small plaster cracks that do not show the old lath, follow these steps (do a small crack in the least seen area to practice, and to ensure that the materials you are using are compatible...
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    Re: Chimney Water Wicking

    Water intrusion in your situation may be caused by a number of things e.g.
    - cracks from weathering/movement
    - gaps from poor workmanship, weathering (expansion/contraction)
    - poor construction...
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    Re: Carpenter Ant Damage To Wall Stud

    It is always best practice to replace studs that are damaged beyond that allowed in the code for your area.
    In the earthquake prone areas of California, a damaged stud compromises the structural...
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    Re: Outdoor GFCI

    Thanks for the quick response everyone.

    I already checked, there is no GFCI on the circuit.

    Everything else mentioned was on my radar, but I did want to make sure I was doing best practice.
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  5. Re: HardiShingle Siding - Has anyone used?

    You can start off with a 1 1/4" starter strip at the bottom (rip it from a hardiplank) to create the right angle. Over that, place a 8 1/4" hardiplank starter course (for 7" exposure; use 6 1/4"...
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    Re: Paint Disaster on my Porch

    Try the methods mentioned to remove the paint. Whatever is left you can remove with prosoco safstrip or the more powerful safstrip 8. Then treat the concrete with one of prosoco's colorants such as...
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    Outdoor GFCI

    I am replacing my sprinkler timer with a new timer.
    The old timer plugs into an outlet that is not a GFCI outlet. The outlet is on the exterior wall within arm's reach of the main panel.
    Can I...
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    Re: Geo-Tech Fabric for Patio Pavers

    Landscape fabric is my name for what you call weed blocker.
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    Re: Geo-Tech Fabric for Patio Pavers

    Geotextiles are typically used for soil stabilization, erosion control, and wastewater etc. containment.
    Although they can be used in place of landscape fabric, the extra expense is typically not...
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    Re: LVLP versus HVLP spray guns?

    I use a Fuji Mini Mite 4 turbine HVLP for furniture, trim, and large or difficult paint jobs. I can't speak highly enough of the Fuji system. Yes, it's expensive, but with careful preparation you can...
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    Re: Ladder Safety -- Roof Access

    As a professional firefighter, climbing ladders is my bread and butter.
    Maybe I can give you a few hints.
    First, we always throw a ladder so there is 3 to 5 rungs above the edge of the roof for...
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